Marcasite (Pyrite), Pearl, Silver Earrings 12436-7443

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These charming drop Edwardian revivalist design earrings feature Pearls decorated with Marcasites (Pyrite) crafted in Silver.

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These charming drop Edwardian revivalist design earrings feature Pearls decorated with Marcasites (Pyrite) crafted in Silver.

Dimensions: 43 x 9.5 mm
Weight in grams: 4,3
Condition: New

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These charming drop Edwardian revivalist design earrings feature Pearls decorated with Marcasites (Pyrite) crafted in Silver.

Dimensions: 43 x 9.5 mm
Weight in grams: 4,3
Condition: New

Edwardian

The Edwardian period began with the death of Queen Victoria, when her son Edward became King. During this period, many of the Edwardian-designed pieces incorporated more expensive gems such as diamonds, emeralds, and rubies in elaborate designs.


Pearl

All pearls originate in mollusks (mollusca), whether natural or cultured. Mollusks are a phylum of invertebrate animals that includes oysters, clams, mussels, snails and octopus among their approximately one hundred and twenty-eight thousand species, all with the ability to produce pearls. Only a few of these varieties can create gem quality pearls.


Marcasite (Pyrite)

Marcasite is an iron sulfide mineral with an orthorhombic crystal structure. It is very brittle and unsuitable for jewelry. What we call “marcasite” in jewelry is actually Pyrite – “fools gold” – that has been faceted to imitate diamonds. Popular from around 1700 onward, marcasite is usually found mounted in silver. Because of its golden yellow color and metallic luster, Marcasite has remained popular in higher quality fashion jewelry. In antique jewelry, marcasite can be distinguished from cut steel faux gems because marcasites are usually bead or prong-set as a gemstone would be and cut steel is riveted.


Silver

Silver is a white metallic element, harder than gold, softer than copper and second only to gold in malleability and ductility. Represented on the Periodic Table of the Elements by the symbol Ag, silver is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Silver is considered one of the noble metals because of it is excellent resistance to oxidation. Historically, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry an objets d’art and is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details imparted to it.

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